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International Journal of Business and Globalisation
International Journal of Business and Globalisation


Special Issue on: "Research on the Social Impact of Technological Innovation"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Sudrajati Ratnaningtyas, Dr. Wawan Dhewanto, Dr. Sonny Rustiadi, Dr. Isti R. Mirzanti and Dr. Dina Dellyana, Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia

The purpose of this special issue is to continue and to extend the academic dialogue about business, enterprises (not only small and medium ones but also the large and multinational companies), as well as globalisation. We aim to foster a further understanding of these topics, which are of increasing in relevance around the world.

Indonesia has more than 52 million units of small and medium enterprises. This shows that the entrepreneurial intent of Indonesian people is tremendously high. Notwithstanding that Indonesia still has social problems, such as a high level of poverty and unemployment. The existence of SMEs in Indonesia has given a lot of contributions to the problem stated. That being said, small and medium enterprises hold a significant role as the economic drive.

At present, Indonesia is facing the ASEAN – China free trade area (ACFTA). In consequence, small and medium enterprises need to be continuously developed in order to increase the competitiveness level of local products compared to the overseas ones. The development is conducted by preparing the SMEs in becoming global actors in the international market. Apart from governmental support in assisting the SMEs in managing the business, knowledge and technology application are also needed by micro, small and medium enterprises in order to push on the competitiveness level in addressing the free trade.

In order to synchronise the economic growth and the welfare of the society, the government needs to work together with all of the Indonesian people. Active roles of the researchers, business people, the government, and also students are required in solving the problem, not only in the form scientific creations but also the technical practices in business. Entrepreneurship poses as one of the supporting factors in Indonesian welfare and economic growth. The small number of entrepreneurs (1.5% of total population, based on the ministry of state owned enterprise) in the country is still lacking. Indonesia needs at least 2.5% out of the population as entrepreneurs so that the country is significantly growing in prosperity. The researchers and academicians are also obliged in supporting and strengthening the national innovation system in the production, process, and marketing areas in order to reinforce a sustainable global competitiveness, toward an innovation-driven economy.

We welcome qualitative as well as quantitative and mixed methodologies, as long as this is well grounded in the literature. Please see the following articles:

  • Dana, L. P. & Dumez, H. (2015) "Qualitative Research Revisited: Epistemology of a Comprehensive Approach," International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Small Business 26 (2), October 2015, pp. 154-170.
  • Dana, L. P. & Dana, T. E. (2005) "Expanding the Scope of Methodologies Used in Entrepreneurship Research," International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Small Business 2 (1), 2005, pp. 79-88.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Small Business (IICIES), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Management of technology
  • Leadership
  • Managing small business and start-up
  • Entrepreneurial marketing
  • Entrepreneurial finance

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 10 May, 2017

Notification to authors: 5 August, 2017

Final versions due by: 31 December, 2017



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